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Entry to the village
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Amagne is located in France
Coordinates: 49°31′05″N 4°30′06″E / 49.5181°N 4.5017°E / 49.5181; 4.5017Coordinates: 49°31′05″N 4°30′06″E / 49.5181°N 4.5017°E / 49.5181; 4.5017
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Rethel
Canton Rethel
Intercommunality Pays Rethélois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurent Destrumelle
Area1 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 721
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 08008 /08300
Elevation 75–100 m (246–328 ft)
(avg. 86.72 m or 284.5 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Amagne is a French commune in the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region of northern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aquamagniens or Aquamagniennes[1]


Amagne is located some 40 km south-west of Charleville-Mézières and 40 km north-east of Rheims. It can be accessed by the D30 road running east from Rethel to the village then continuing east to Ecordal. Route D21 also comes from Novy-Chevrieres in the north-west and continues towards Attigny in the south-east. Route D45 also comes to the commune from Ambly-Fleury in the south-west. A railway from Rethel to Charleville-Mézières passes through the north-west of the commune and there is a branch line from Amagne-Lucquy through the village and continuing east to the next station at Alland'Huy-et-Sausseuil but there is no station in the commune. The station at Amagne-Lucquey just outside the commune in the west off the D21 road serves the commune.[2]

The Aisne river forms the southern boundary of the commune. The Ruisseau de Saulces passes through the village and a number of streams flow into this stream. Apart from the village the commune is entirely farmland. There are no other hamlets in the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Jean-Baptiste Demaret (1793-1884) became mayor of Amagne in 1830 and remained so for 42 years. He was awarded the Legion of Honour.

List of Successive Mayors of Amagne[3]

From To Name Party Position
1940 1942 Désiré Visoli
1942 1944 Firmin Manil
1944 1953 Goffart
1953 1967 Louis Jason
1967 1995 Paul Schmitt
1995 2008 Pierre-Gérard Braga
2008 2020 Laurent Destrumelle

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 699 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
638 724 726 732 773 852 830 817 803
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 667 660 669 656 697 732 762
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
736 743 771 861 1,099 1,047 926 914 840
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
770 744 645 572 612 705 699 - -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Amagne

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Martin (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is classified as an historical monument.[4] Some of the stained glass windows date from the 13th century and it has interesting furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. The church contains two items that are registered as historical objects:

Sights in the Commune[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078330 Church of Saint Martin (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000012 Bas-relief (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM08000013 Altar, 3 Retables, and 2 Bas-reliefs (in French)Camera aabb.svg